Iowa Core Standards
IA.CC.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
H.1. Understand historical patterns, periods of time and the relationships among these elements.
H.1.1. Understand concepts such as chronology, causality, change, conflict, and complexity.
H.1.2. Understand historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures, such as the rise of civilizations, the development of transportation systems, the growth and breakdown of colonial systems, and others.
H.8. Understand cause and effect relationships and other historical thinking skills in order to interpret events and issues.
H.8.2. Understand relationships between and among significant events.